The Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism is offering the Digital
Journalism for Eastern Europe blended-learning training program. Participating journalists from Eastern Europe are given an opportunity to update their technical skills and discuss current media ethics issues. Networking and sharing the newly gained knowledge with their colleagues back home will also play an important role in the program.
Journalists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine acquire smart skills about video, photography and data visualisation, doing online research, and internet security. This blended learning course consists of a strong attendance phase in Germany and one intensive e-learning module. Applications will be accepted until April 5. The application form can be found at the bottom of this page.
Journalism means collecting, evaluating and publishing information, and this definition also applies in the digital world. Each technical advance opens up new possibilities for research and publishing.
To take advantage of these opportunities, journalists must constantly build and update their skills. And they have to cope with a dangerous risk – the lack of digital security. Journalists will have to adapt to this – and repeatedly because of ever shorter innovation cycles.
By participating in the program, Fellows acquire skills in the following fields:
Video and photo journalism on the mobile internet;
Infographics and the visualisation of data;
Attendance and E-Learning
“Digital Journalism for Eastern Europe” is a blended-learning program. It consists of two stages: one strong attendance phases at the start in Germany and one e-learning phase. During their study stay in Hamburg, the participants acquire new journalistic skills in intensive sessions of lectures, practical group work, discussions and visits to innovative working newsrooms, all supported by the teaching staff. This will be complemented by webinars with international speakers and internet experts.
This attendance phase is followed by an e-learning phase during which the Fellows put into practice what they learnt at the Interlink Academy and work on journalistic assignments as well as participate in so-called webinars (virtual lectures) in their familiar working and living environments at home. The e-learning phase requires an average time commitment of 5 hours a week. After the end of the course, the Interlink Academy remains in close contact with the participants through its Alumni and mentoring services.
15 May to 26 May 2016: Attendance phase in Hamburg (Stage1);
29 May to 15 July 2016: E-learning phase / Participants study and work in their home countries with support via Interlink’s e-learning platform (Stage 2).
Participants receive a scholarship grant to cover course fees and international travel costs. During the attendance phases, the participants are housed in guesthouses or hotels at the expense of the Interlink Academy, and receive an adequate meals allowance.
Who can participate?
The “Digital Journalism for Eastern Europe” program is aimed at professional journalists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
Applicants must be in possession of valid international travel documents.
How to apply
Applications will be accepted from March 24 to April 5, 2016. They must be submitted online using the electronic application form on the Interlink Academy website. Please draft the required motivation letter with care. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
More information about procedure here: http://bit.ly/1MnSGcF